Phoebe Rae Bigelow arrived on September 9th at 9:47am. 7 lbs 2oz and 19" long. Perfect. Ransom & Katie dropped off a sleeping Conrad at 4:30am and went to the hospital to be induced. We thought everyone would have time to quickly get a few things done before meeting up together, but it was a day of surprises. By 9:40am Katie was fully dilated and ready to go whether we were prepared or not... everyone but Ransom and I missed the delivery. We thank the Lord that all went well.
What I will remember most is...
A room filled with love. Amazing how love can come so quickly and strong. Unbreakable. Like she has always been here and you can't imagine your life without her. The wonder of watching Ransom and Katie stretch and grow in love. Everyone taking turns tenderly holding Phoebe and including Conrad at the same time. They will both be surrounded in love.
Conrad's reaction. Thinking our almost 3 year old grandson would be completely disinterested after a few minutes, he was delightfully involved and repeatedly said in the sweetest voice 'Baby sister' 'Tiny baby sister' 'My turn' and then the fake little pouts when he had to wait his turn. He was so tender and loving and we can feel the bond these two will have as they go through life together. He will watch over her. We feel incredibly blessed sharing these grandkids with Ransom's Mom, Marian and all the Bigelows.